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Old 05-23-2007, 10:50 AM
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Default Toshiba (America) Releases v1.6 Firmware Update for 2nd-Gen Players

Toshiba America has released the another firmware update for HD-XA2, HD-A20, HD-A2, HD-A2W and HD-D2 sold in U.S./Canada. This release will update the firmware to version 1.6.

This firmware update addresses certain disc playback and HDMI/DVI related problems identified by Toshiba.

If you have broadband internet service, you may obtain the firmware update over the internet using the Ethernet port on the back of your HD DVD Player. Instructions for configuring the Ethernet port and downloading the firmware update can be found in the owner’s manual for your HD DVD Player. BEFORE BEGINNING THE FIRMWARE UPDATE PROCESS, BE SURE TO REMOVE ANY DISCS FROM YOUR HD DVD PLAYER.

If you do not have an Ethernet-based broadband connection for your player or prefer not to use one, you may contact Toshiba Customer Solutions and request that a firmware update disc be sent by mail. You can update the firmware using this update disc by following the instructions provided with the disc. DO NOT UNPLUG, TURN OFF, OR USE ANY OTHER FEATURE OF YOUR PLAYER DURING THE FIRMWARE UPDATE PROCESS.

The current firmware update includes all of the prior firmware updates.

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Old 05-23-2007, 11:07 AM
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I read great news with this update.

But I regretted my last update back when I had the HD-A1. As long as, my HD-XA2 is playing my HD DVD's are playing flawlessly, they are *knock-on-wood* I'm leaving it at 1.0
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Man, I just did 1.5 two days ago. Wow.
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:43 PM
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The "Play All" function on Digital Video Essentials is now working perfectly!
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Just updated to 1.6! Menus seem more responsive from what I can tell so far. Load times in general seem a little quicker, by about a few seconds. I counted the start-up time before and after the update and it was faster by about 3 seconds.
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:02 PM
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i am updating now. what does this update fix?
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:33 PM
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i am updating now. what does this update fix?
Couple of playback problems with some titles (like DVE), menu in Smokin' Aces seems to run more smoothly...

I'm currently trying to run Pitch Black on my A2 and it doesn't seem to work though.

Edit: It's working now.

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how come when i got to update its called 1.6 but on the a2 it says update 1.5
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how come when i got to update its called 1.6 but on the a2 it says update 1.5
Were you at 1.5 prior to updating? You may want to try updating again and see if it downloads more. If it says you're up to date then you're good, otherwise let it update. Kinda strange though, since it should update your firmware to 1.6 regardless of whether or not you had 1.5 or a prior version to that.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:50 PM
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BTW It's confirmed that this Update Fixes the Universal Playback issues.
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